Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows

Main Number: 318-623-8916

Vocations Director

Sr. Fatima, OLS

Phone: 337-322-9983

9894 Norris Ferry Road
Shreveport, LA 71106

The Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows was founded in 1839 in Italy, by Blessed Elisabetta Renzi. She was committed to providing both human and Christian formation and education to the children and young women of her time.

In October 1947, the congregation opened its first mission in Louisiana. Today, the sisters continue to work in educating the young and the poor in six countries around the world (Italy, United States, Mexico, Brazil, Bangladesh, and Zimbabwe).

United with Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows at the foot of the cross, we are consecrated totally to Jesus Crucified. Our life consists of communal prayer with Liturgy of the Hours, daily Mass, daily recitation of the rosary, spiritual reading, meditation, and weekly adoration.

Young women seeking to follow Christ as a Sister of Our Lady of Sorrows must be between the ages of 18 and 35, in good physical and mental health, and possess at least a high school education.


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